The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Georgia’s oldest and one of the exquisite Victorian Gothic-style Roman Catholic church. Recently renovated.
The most exquisite church in Savannah. Stained glass installed in 1904 from Innsbruck, Austria. The art inside and the organ are a must-see!
The colonial charter of Savannah prohibited Roman Catholics from settling in the city. The English trustees feared that Catholics would be more loyal to the Spanish authorities in Florida than to the English government in Georgia, however this prohibition faded shortly after the American Revolution…
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is very opulent and beautiful inside, a must see.
“Congregation Mickve Israel, one of the oldest synagogues in the United States, was established in 1735 by mostly Sephardic Jewish immigrants of Spanish-Portuguese extraction from London who arrived in the new colony in 1733. A rare Gothic-style synagogue, it is now is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.”
“Our oldest art museum, housed in a William Jay-designed mansion, Consider buying the combination ticket which allows you entrance to the nearby Owens-Thomas House museum and the modern Jepson Center for the Arts.”
“Forsyth Park is like another world, you would almost think it's in a scene from a live action Disney movie (like, oh I dunno, say Lady and the Tramp). The park is about 1 mile in circumference and several acres of greenery to pitch a chair or picnic blanket and people watch. There are amazing little shops all around to wet your whistle and playground for young ones and the young at heart. The main attractions are the historic statues and the fountain, all are a must see!”
“The place to go if you want a high end dining experience. Located in a beautiful historic Savannah Home. Reservations usually required! ”